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Venezuela’s Maduro aims for dialogue with opposition in August

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he was aiming to begin a dialogue with the country’s political opposition next month in Mexico facilitated by Norway, a process he hoped the United States would embrace. In May the opposition changed strategy and indicated its willingness to return to negotiations to resolve the political crisis in OPEC member Venezuela. Maduro has overseen an economic collapse in once-prosperous Venezuela since taking office in 2013, and stands accused by his domestic opponents, the United States and the European Union of corruption, human rights violationsRead More


Britain reports 29,173 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, lower than a day earlier

LONDON – Britain reported 29,173 further cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a fall from 31,795 a day earlier, Public Health England said. It said on Twitter that data for the number of new deaths across Britain on Sunday was not yet available.


‘Still proud of you’: Weightlifter Talha Talib misses out on Olympic gold but a hero is born

Weightlifter Talha Talib on Sunday missed out on a rare Olympic medal for Pakistan but turned plenty of heads as Pakistan finally took notice of him. The 21-year-old lifter from Gujranwala, making his Olympics debut, took part in the 67kg category and held the gold medal spot until the final round before eventually being bumped down and denied a podium finish. In the end, he finished fifth as China’s Lijun Chen, Colombia’ Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano and Italy’s Mirko Zani captured gold, silver and bronze respectively. Talib’s lift of 151kgRead More


Counting of votes underway in violence-marred AJK elections; 2 PTI workers killed, 5 policemen beaten up

ISLAMABAD – The counting of votes is underway for election to 45 seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly, after the voting process was marred by violence and clashes in some areas. Voters present inside polling stations were allowed to cast their ballots until after the polling time ended at 5pm. At least two PTI workers were killed in a clash with PPP activists at a polling station in the Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The two PTI activists were shot dead by unidentified persons at a polling stationRead More


Korean women win ninth straight Olympic team title

TOKYO, July 25 (DNA): Korea defeated Italy, Belarus and then ROC in the final to secure its ninth consecutive Olympic Champion title in the recurve women’s team event and remain unbeaten at the Games since 1988. Kang Chae Young, Jang Minhee and An San were never threatened in Tokyo. “This gold medal is very special for me for two reasons. The first is that a gold medal at the Olympic Games is a dream for every archer. I’m here and I did. And the second is that this is a teamRead More


Polling comes to an end in violence-marred AJK elections; 2 PTI workers killed, 5 policemen beaten up

ISLAMABAD – The polling time has ended for election to 45 seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly, after the voting process was marred by violence and clashes in some areas. Voters present inside polling stations were allowed to cast their votes until after 5pm, while counting of the ballots has begun at some places. At least two PTI workers were killed in a clash with PPP activists at a polling station in the Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The two PTI activists were shot dead by unidentified personsRead More